George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.
Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.
An Ohio tanning salon is under fire for telling a client she was "too fat to tan."
Kelly McGrevey claims Aloha Tanning, in Norton, turned her away on Tuesday after staff said the beds wouldn't take her weight.
Is that a Norther Pike swimming outside the office window in downtown Grand Rapids?
ABC News is reporting that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding to questions while under guard at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
The 19-year-old has been unable to speak since he was captured Friday night. He has been in serious but stable condition, according to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, but was not expected to wake up so soon.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino even said today: “we don’t know if we’ll ever be able to question the individual.”
Dzhokar and his older brother Tamerlan — who was killed in a shootout with police Thursday night — are accused of setting off two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring at least 180 others.
Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.
But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:
Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested along with her husband, Jim Toth, after Jim was pulled over for a DUI on early Friday morning in Atlanta.
Officers saw their silver Ford Fusion weaving in and out of lanes and pulled them over, while officers were dealing with Jim, Reese said "Do you know my name?" The officer answered, "No, I don't need to know your name." Reese fired back with "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."
HAHAHAHA, who says that? Honestly?
According to TMZ, Reese was getting angry about how long it was taking for cops to arrest her husband and she was visually and verbally frustrated, even to the point where she was getting out of the car when officers told her to stay in.
She was charged with disorderly conduct for her behavior.
Both were taken to jail and releas!ed a short time later....
And now let's go to the MUGSHOT!
Investigators believe the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were likely planning other attacks based on the cache of weapons uncovered, the city's police commissioner said Sunday.
Commissioner Ed Davis told CBS' "Face the Nation" that authorities found an arsenal of homemade explosives after a gun battle between police and the suspects in the Boston suburb of Watertown early Friday.
"We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene -- the explosions, the explosive ordnance that was unexploded and the firepower that they had -- that they were going to attack other individuals," Davis said. "That's my belief at this point."
One suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was fatally wounded in the gun battle, and his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar, escaped, authorities said. The two threw explosive devices at police in their getaway attempt, authorities said.
"There were over 250 rounds of extended ammunition that was found at the scene. This was a five- to 10-minute gun battle that occurred there, punctuated by loud explosions," Davis said, adding that the explosive devices were homemade.
The scene was loaded with unexploded bombs, and authorities had to alert arriving officers to them and clear the scene, Davis said. One improvised explosive device was found in the Mercedes the brothers are accused of carjacking, he said.
"This was as dangerous as it gets in urban policing," Davis said.
He said on "Fox News Sunday" that authorities cannot be positive there aren't more explosives that haven't been found. But the people of Boston are safe, he said.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured Friday evening while hiding in a boat in Watertown after a massive manhunt. He is hospitalized in serious condition and has been unable to communicate with authorities.
Davis said shots were fired from the boat, but investigators haven't yet determined where the gunfire was aimed.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is tracing the weapons to try to determine how they were obtained by the suspects.